Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cumming, Ga, US
Need help with my decision
I have an '01 K1200 RS with 15000 miles on it. I got it 3 years ago with 5000 miles. The first owner obviously didnt ride it and didnt take real good care of it. I have two options I am thinking about. First is sinking $2000 into this bike. ABS doesnt work (dont know if servor or total unit), needs valve job, needs new low beam and who knows what else. It runs and rides well but it is still 12 years old.
Second option is looking for a good used bike. Looking at a '08 K1200S. I know it is more sporty than I need but they sure look good. I would use it mostly for weekend twisty riding and an occassional trek down the road of 400 -500 miles.''
So, do I sink money in an older bike that might need some TLC or put out the $8000 for a used S bike?
Opinions will be appreciated. thanks